The FBI just admitted a massive failure in the Parkland shooting
The Stoneman Douglas school shooting has rocked the nation.
Gun-grabbers in the media and in Washington are rushing to ram through gun control.
But the FBI released a statement that showed how this could have been prevented.
According to CNN, the Broward County Sherriff’s Department were called to the shooter’s home at least 39 times since 2010.
The reasons given were “mentally ill person,” “domestic disturbance,” “child elderly abuse,” and multiple 9-1-1 hang-ups.
Now the FBI released a statement admitting that they failed to act on a tip that could have stopped this tragedy from happening.
FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida
On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.
Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.
We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.
FBI Director Christopher Wray said:
“We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly.
“We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”
But this wasn’t the only time the FBI failed to act on a tip in this case.
Last fall, a YouTube vlogger reported a comment to the FBI posted by a user with the shooter’s name saying, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”
Sadly, it looks like higher-ups at the FBI are too busy trying to undermine President Trump than to do their job.
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